There are various options for finishing the candlesticks.
Depending on how lovely the wood itself looks, you could leave them completely untreated, although they may develop a patena from handling. Oiling or waxing the wood is a good finish to show off the wood.
I chose to add 'Milk paint' to just the rope part of the candlesticks, leaving top and bottom section simply waxed. Milk paint is an old fashioned product that gives an almost enamel surface. Acrylic paints with beeswax to seal might be another option.
Here's a link to the original: www.milkpaint.com. Search online for suppliers where you are.
| 24 October 2015 16:14
Another great set of lessons Chris that are so adaptable. Thanks so much for sharing.
On another note, do you remember the Trend gadget that attached to a lathe that allowed one to turn spirals? Why on earth did they discontinue it, I wonder.
| 24 October 2015 07:38
Most enjoyable Chris, i get great enjoyment and knowledge watching you work. Best wishes, Finbarr.